Indianapolis—State Rep. Woody Burton (R) and Joe Lackey with the Indiana Grocery and Convenience Store Association debate the new Indiana law requiring everyone, young and old, to show their ID before making an alcoholic purchase.
Joe Lackey/Indiana Grocery and Convenience Store Association President:
"The Grocery and Convenience Store Association and our members take the sale of alcoholic beverages very, very seriously. We're inclined to do anything that's going to enhance our ability to ensure that no one underage obtains product. If that means people have to make the sacrifice of showing an ID when they are obviously over twenty-one - we hope they'll take that as a compliment and go along with it and just show us the ID. And we hope that we are going to be able to convince BMV to put a UPC code on IDs so that we can scan it. None of the information will be captured but it makes it clean and swift and it makes it consistent across the entire industry."
Woody Burton/State Representative (R) Johnson County:
"I believe that carding people that are in their 50's and 60's is ridiculous. I think it's an over step of the rules just to put a safety blanket in for the convenience stores and the big box stores or whoever is selling that stuff. I think we ought to have consistent rules for everybody. It ought to be the same so that when people walk into any store that serves anything that children aren't supposed to have, it's the same rules. End of story."